Investors

Investing in the future of big data

Our DataStax Enterprise big data platform is backed by highly regarded investment capital firms with broad and deep experience bringing new technologies to market.

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Lightspeed Venture Partners

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Lightspeed Venture Partners is a leading global venture capital firm that manages over $2 billion of capital commitments. Over the past two decades, Lightspeed investment professionals have backed more than 150 companies, many of which have gone on to become leaders in their respective industries. Lightspeed invests in the U.S. and internationally, with investment professionals and advisors located in Silicon Valley, China, India, and Israel.

Crosslink Capital

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Crosslink takes an expansive view of building valuable companies. They invest in companies at all stages from seed, to polished product, to public, with exceptional people who have a powerful vision and a great solution. Their depth of knowledge and insights, combined with the entrepreneur’s creativity and energy, creates a formula for success.

Meritech Capital Partners

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Meritech Capital Partners is a leading provider of late-stage venture capital to category-defining private technology companies, and has been one of the top performing venture firms of the past decade. With over $2.6 billion under management, Meritech leads investments into portfolio companies of leading early-stage venture capital firms and looks for companies with proven and differentiated technology, rapidly-growing revenue and experienced management teams.

Meritech investments include 2Wire, Acclarent, BigFix, Broadsoft, Cloudera, Cornerstone-OnDemand, Danger, Facebook, Fortinet, Fusion-io, Greenplum, Netezza, NetSuite, PopCap, Presidio, Riverbed, Salesforce.com, Sourcefire, SpringSource, Tele Atlas, Yammer and Zipcar.

Meritech is located in Palo Alto, CA and can be found at www.meritechcapital.com.

Scale Venture Partners

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Scale Venture Partners (ScaleVP) invests in early-in-revenue technology companies in SaaS, Cloud, Mobile and Internet sectors. ScaleVP’s passion and expertise is in helping entrepreneurs and management teams scale their business and grow into long-term companies that matter. ScaleVP has raised $1.5B since the firm was founded in 2000. Located in Silicon Valley, ScaleVP invests nationwide.

DFJ

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DFJ is a venture capital firm that partners with extraordinary entrepreneurs who set out to change the world. Since 1985, DFJ and the DFJ Global Network have had $7B committed to their funds and have managed more than 400 portfolio investments, including AdMob, Baidu, Box, Skype, Hotmail, SpaceX, Tesla Motors, SolarCity, Twitter, Tumblr and Yammer. DFJ pioneers investing in emerging markets including consumer and enterprise information technology, digital media, and disruptive technologies. The DFJ Global Network is a federation of 16 independent venture funds operating on four continents that cooperate on investment diligence and co-investing. Learn more at dfj.com.

Next World Capital

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Next World Capital (NWC) is an international, expansion-stage venture capital firm that invests in leading enterprise software, mobile and consumer internet companies.

With $200 million of assets under management, NWC is affiliated with the larger global investment firm Next World Group which provides an extraordinary international platform for its portfolio companies.

The firm offers strategic insight and in-depth sector acumen to help its portfolio companies grow into market leaders. Furthermore, NWC uniquely operates a European Expansion Program with top executives across the continent, to accelerate the growth of its portfolio companies through a large network of partners, channels and direct customers.

NWC is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Paris and Brussels.

Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers (KPCB)

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Since its founding in 1972, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has backed entrepreneurs in more than 500 ventures including AOL, Amazon.com, Citrix, Compaq, Electronic Arts , Genentech, Genomic Health, Google, Groupon, Intuit, Juniper Networks, Netscape, Sun, Symantec, VeriSign, webMD and Zynga. KPCB portfolio companies employ more than 350,000 people worldwide. More than 150 of the firm’s portfolio companies have gone public, and many other KPCB ventures have achieved success through mergers and acquisitions. KPCB focuses its global investments in three practice areas – digital, greentech and life sciences – and provides entrepreneurs with company-building expertise out of its offices in Silicon Valley, Beijing and Shanghai..

ClearBridge Investments

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ClearBridge Investments is a well-established global investment manager with approximately $108.6 billion in assets under management. ClearBridge operates with investment independence from our headquarters in New York and offices in Baltimore, San Francisco, and Wilmington, and is owned by Legg Mason.

Cross Creek Advisors

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Cross Creek is a venture capital firm founded in 2006 inside of Wasatch Advisors, Inc. Through its direct investment strategy and fund investment strategy the firm seeks to invest in what we believe are high quality late stage companies and top-tier venture capital funds. The strategies are mutually beneficial in their goal to strengthen ties between private and public investors and to achieve above market returns for limited partners.

Comcast Ventures

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Comcast Ventures, the venture capital affiliate of Comcast Corporation, invests in innovative businesses that represent the next generation of entertainment, communications and digital technology by partnering with entrepreneurs who have the vision, passion and tenacity to succeed. Most investments are in the advertising, consumer, enterprise and infrastructure sectors.